A Tale of Two Sweaters
Sweater one I started this past fall. Hallett's Ledge from Twist Collective, knit in buttery soft pure cormo from the Martha's Vineyard Fiber Farm (now Juniper Moon Farm). I finished it in just a few months - pretty good for a lady who hasn't really been knitting much lately.
And that is as finished as you'll see it. Despite knitting, washing, blocking a swatch, this puppy ended up a good 3" smaller across the bust than expected. In all honesty, I had an inkling, especially once I knit the fronts, but this yarn blocks out so much, and I had swatched, for dog's sake. Sadly, a day after I seamed and blocked it, it hit the frog pond. The yarn is way to special to let it languish.
Sweater number two began in a different decade from that which we occupy today. Despite having a speed-friendly gauge of 13st/4in and having no assembly required, it sat with maybe a day's worth of knitting and finishing left for over a year. It was one of those that I never even entered in Ravelry, or took one photgraph of. Alls well that ends well though, and I at least got one wearable sweater out of a weekend of finishing:
The pattern is Shalom Cardigan (Rav link), to which I added sleeves. All the yarn details are here on my Ravelry project page. I do love it though, it is soft and comfy and warm!
As if all of these sweaters are not exciting enough, there has also been spinning and a new sweater is in the making. Perhaps I'll save those for another post.